Italian 2 lower: module 1

Course Dates: 21/09/21 - 07/12/21
Time: 10:20 - 11:50
Location: Online
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Improve your elementary Italian on this communicative course. The emphasis is on developing your oral skills. Suitable if you have completed 'Italian 1' or equivalent. Based on Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni, Italian version).
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Course Code: LN211

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Started Tue, day, 21 Sep - 07 Dec '21

Duration: 12 sessions (over 12 weeks)

Please note: We offer a wide variety of financial support to make courses affordable. Just visit our online Help Center for more information on a range of topics including fees, online learning and FAQs.

What is the course about?

This course aims to reinforce/consolidate what you have already learnt and enable you to deal with a variety of practical situations with reasonable ease and confidence.

This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

Based on chapters 1 & 3 of Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version)

Themes: introducing yourself; shopping for clothes; describing people

Grammar: agreements of nouns and gender; indirect pronouns; reflexive verbs; past tense (passato prossimo).

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

-introduce yourself
-talk about clothes
-describe somebody's physical appearance and character
-talk about past holidays.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Stage 2: lower course - You should have studied Italian for about a year recently or have an equivalent level of the language.

For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart, using the link at the top of this page. You can also find the chart at the start of the languages section in our course guide. You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and read course documents in English and be at ease with the use of number for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, etc).

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Our courses are characterised by spoken interaction and communication. Typical activities include pair work, group work, role plays and games. A range of resources will be used to support your learning including presentations, hand-outs, and audio-visual material.
Homework is highly recommended to consolidate learning.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Nuovo Espresso 2 (Alma Edizioni - Italian version). Please try: The Italian Bookshop - www.italianbookshop.co.uk (020 7240 1634).

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Italian 2 Lower: Module 2. Please enrol on the next module as soon as possible as spaces cannot be guaranteed.

Anna Giuffria

Anna was drawn to London in her adolescence, by her love of English language and culture. She received a TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) and Modern Languages Teaching Certificate from Westminster College in 1996 and her Postgraduate diploma in Higher Education from Goldsmith University, in 1999. In 1997, she started teaching Italian at the London College of Fashion and Central Saint Martin, before moving to the London School of Economics, in 1999, where she is still working as a teacher and as a coordinator of Italian language. She started teaching adults at the City Lit in 1998, where she began to appreciate working with a wide range of students of various ages and backgrounds. She enjoys the social aspect and human contact of education, always reflected in her approach to teaching. In her classes she encourages interaction among students, which is the foundation of learning a language as she has experienced, whilst learning French a Spanish. Anna also taught Italian at the Courtauld Institute of Art between 2009 and 2019.

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.